The New Pornographers

A.C. Newman - Words and Music - 2012

by Kara Manning
A.C. Newman photo by Caleb Beyers

A.C. Newman deftly juggles his solo career with his band, The New Pornographers, but even he admits that his new album, Shut Down The Streets, might be the release that most successfully bridges both worlds. It's also his most personal album to date, and between live performances in Studio A, A.C. spoke with me about family, Woodstock, Neko Case and even honeybees.